St Helena Secondary College
St Helena is a vibrant college with a proud tradition of challenging students to pursue
excellence in all their endeavours. Our college motto is â€œDare to be excellentâ€.
The college is organised into 3 mini schools for pastoral, academic and welfare concerns as
follows: Junior School: Years 7&8, Middle School: Years 9&10 and Senior School: Years
We ask all staff members to commit to the following:
- Commitment to the use of Higher Order Thinking Skills and ICT:
Because of the high level of expertise in the use of information technology that already exists
on the staff, all reports are computer generated, curriculum materials are expected to be
stored on the college computer network and staff members enter their own data relating to
most school operations.
The college has redeveloped its entire curriculum over the last three years with an emphasis
on Higher Order Thinking and the use of information technology. This is known as the
"HOTSPOT" project. All teachers are being trained in these skills, and school based
Professional Development will continue to be offered.
It is our expectation that teachers commit to the inclusion of Higher Order Thinking Skills and
ICT in their curriculum and also agree to trial new curriculum as it is developed.
- Commitment to Performance & Development Culture:
St Helena is proud of its tradition of mutual staff support. The college is also appreciative that
it was selected in the first cohort of schools to gain accreditation for its "Performance and
Development" culture. There is an expectation that all teachers will perform at a high level
and participate in a program of performance management. Sharing amongst staff is a
paramount value. Hence, it is an expectation of all new staff appointed to St Helena that:
o They are committed to assisting in the development and redesign of curriculum, and
are willing to share with other staff.
o They agree to visit other teachers' classrooms and open their own classrooms to their
- Commitment to Maintaining our Culture & Tone
It is the responsibility of all staff members to maintain the college culture by rigorously
following college policies and guidelines to ensure that everyone is supported in producing a
rigorous and orderly learning environment. Staff members are expected to model the core
values of the college. They are:
o Personal Best
o Three Respects (respect for self, other members of the college community and for the
college physical environment).
- Commitment to extra curricular program:
Our college is committed to a traditional core value of respect and we particularly respect
teachers who enhance our extremely extensive extra curricular program. All nine learning
areas are equally valued and there is an Accelerated Curriculum Enhancement Program (ACE
to be filled
Academic Results and Trends
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